HCC students, you may be eligible for a significant scholarship and a chance to join our exciting STEM learning community!
The National Science Foundation Scholarship offers, on average, $10,000 per year for full-time students and prorated amounts for part-time students (determined by the student’s FAFSA). NSF scholarships are for biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, pre-veterinary, and other STEM disciplines.
Students chosen for this scholarship will become members of HCC’s STEM Scholars 2.0 Program, also known as SCoRE (STEM Cohorts for Research & Engagement). STEM Scholars are expected to maintain enrollment in a STEM program, be in good academic standing (based on HCC’s policies), complete an associate’s degree at HCC, and transfer to an accredited STEM degree program at a four-year institution. And the scholarships are renewable every year as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
Besides the financial awards, STEM Scholars become part of a learning community that fosters a sense of belonging and academic success and includes mentoring, research, honors experiences, community service, and internships. Scholars are required to complete a one-credit STEM seminar and attend several STEM events during each semester in which they are enrolled in the program.
|Organization||National Science Foundation Scholarship & Holyoke Community College|
|Subjects||STEM & Biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, physics, pre-veterinary|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||1 August 2022|
Who is Eligible?
An NSF STEM scholarship recipient must:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Be enrolled in one of the following STEM programs: Biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, pre-veterinary, or other STEM disciplines.
- Be enrolled at least half the time.
- Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher in high school or in courses completed at HCC (developmental courses will be included in GPA calculations)
- Demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA.
How to Apply
- A completed application form (see above)
- A personal essay describing your interest in STEM, why you would make a good candidate for this scholarship, your career goals, and your plans for accomplishing these goals.
- A copy of your most recent HCC transcript or most recent high school transcript (if entering HCC).
- A copy of your FAFSA and other financial aid documents.
- Two letters of reference from people who can speak to your academic merit (at least one should be from a STEM teacher or professional if possible).
The National Science Foundation Scholarship offers, on average, $10,000 per year for full-time students and prorated amounts for part-time students (determined by the student’s FAFSA).
The deadline to apply for the fall 2022 semester is August 1, 2022. Students will be notified by August 20.